Who We Are

Welcome to the Northern Virginia District

We are the Northern Virginia District of the United Methodist Church.

We are located at 3600 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. The Northern Virginia District is one of the eight districts in the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Prior to July 2022 we were the Arlington and Alexandria Districts.

For Clergy

Northern Virginia District Clergy can find information about Resource Groups, Clergy meetings, and more online in our Clergy section.

For Laity

Our laity make ministry happen at their local churches, in their communities, and throughout the world. Find resources for laity and more on our Laity page. 


Find information about these upcoming events and more on our EVENTS page.

clifton strengths workshop information
jason more and ai background-- info about the ai for worship event
jason more and ai background-- info about the ai for worship event
jason more and ai background-- info about the ai for worship event
matt miofsky and book letting go and information about training day
jason more and ai background-- info about the ai for worship event

District Conference is November 4!

Registration is REQUIRED


District Conference will be on Saturday, November 4 at St. Matthew’s UMC. We will also have a virtual option.

As part of District Conference, we are responsible for electing 100 at-large members to represent the Northern Virginia District at Annual Conference in June. We NEED you to nominate individuals from your congregation to be on the ballot to fill this important role. You can find the Nomination form (to be filled out by the nominee) HERE.

Learn More & Register

Training Events


Our District Staff strives to help churches reach their communities by providing training and resources.

Coaching & Consultation


Our District Staff seeks to empower clergy and laity in their ministry by providing tools and resources as well as offering retreats ans consultations.




People to Reach

Latest News & Information

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Bishop Sue Visits NoVa

Bishop Sue Visits NoVa

It was a great joy to welcome Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson to Northern Virginia this weekend. Bishop Sue is visiting all Virginia Conference districts to get to know their churches, missions,...

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Don’t Wait

Matthew 5:14-15 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition) 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 People do not light a lamp and put it under...

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Welcome New Clergy

More than 30 pastoral transitions took place in the Northern Virginia District this year. We are excited to introduce those clergy to our district.

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Find resources for your ministry on our Resources page!

Resource ListMinistry Partners